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What Can I Take To Relieve Pain Post Catheterization
Several: The first thing is to take your pain meds as directed by your surgeon. I have a few patients who're afraid of addiction and won't take their pain meds. But taking them as prescribed while truely having pain won't lead to addiction. Getting active and moving will lead to less pain. As you begin the pain increases but reduces the more you move. Check with your surgeon about tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. ...Read more
Depend : Depends on the etiology (cause) of your pain...Having severe rectal pain is not normal, the most common cause is an anal fissure. Usually if you can keep your bowel movements soft, ( high fiber and plenty of fluids) and take a hot bath after bm these measures usually heal the fissure. If persist see a colon and rectal surgeon. ...Read more
Anti inflamatory: You should ask this question to your doctor. He knows cause of pain. Using over the counter medicines may not be good idea. Good luck. ...Read more
Fight the Fire: Esophagitis is a symptom of another problem, therefore, the sources must be treated to effectively alleviate the pain. Most cases require an acid suppressing medication along with an acid neutralizer as well as surveillance for ulcerative disease. If pain persists despite use of these meds the dose may need to be significantly increased. All people respond differently to meds and their dosing. ...Read more
See doctor: Chronic back pain mean that you have been experiencing pain for 3 or more months. It is now time to find out what is wrong . Make an appointment to see your pcp for complete evaluation. It may be as simple/complex as being overweight or a muscle strain. It may be kidney problems or arthritis or disc problems. Getting the correct diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Acetaminophen, such as tylenol nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids): ibuprofen, such as advil or motrin naproxen, such as aleve or naprosyn aspirin (also a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug), such as Bayer or bufferin all those you can get from drug store without prescription. Hot water bottle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Define the problem: Most GI doctors consider endometriosis in women with complaints of chronic discomfort. Crampy, nonpelvic pain can be seen in extensive endometriosis, & symptoms do not always intensify prior to or during menses. The disease can mimic inflammatory bowel disease on barium studies. Not all abdominal pain however is endometriosis, so further clarification of cause & effect may be next appropriate. ...Read more
Go to dentist: It is not normal to have severe pain in your teeth ever. This is like asking how do I relieve pain in my hand after picking up something. Go to the dentist for a thorough exam to see why your teeth hurt. Could be anything from cavities to gum disease to severe periodontitis. Get an appointment today. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pseudoephedrine, AND: Momzbma, if you have headaches after air travel, it is possible that you are not equalizing pressure in your sinuses well. Although sometimes Pseudoephedrine or phenylephrine tablets can help with this, i would recommend discussing it with your family doctor and possibly seeing a ear/nose/throat (ENT) physician for further evaluation. ...Read more
Can i take anything to give me temporary relief from hemriod pian? How quickly can I expect relief from pian after seeing the doctor ?
It Depends: Taking baths in plain warm water often relieves hemorrhoidal discomfort. The most appropriate treatment, however, cannot be determined until after an exam has been done. Non-hemorrhoid conditions also need to be ruled out. If your problem is, in fact, from internal hemorrhoids, most patients experience significant relief even after the first treatment session, though this varies. ...Read more
Pain medication: There are many pain medications depends on each painful conditions. For nerve pain, we have anti-seizure medications, tca .... For muscle spasm, we have muscle relaxers such as cyclobenzaprine, tizanidine ... For inflammation, we have nsaids, steroids ... For general pain, we have tylenol, (acetaminophen) opiate. Percocet is a powerful opioid, but there are many other opioids. ...Read more
Seek cause of pain. : Adhesions are the inevitable consequence of prior abdominal surgery and/or inflammation within the abdominal cavity. These adhesions compartmentalize the abdomen and may(rarely)cause the intestine to twist on itself, causing an acute small bowel obstruction. They are (all-too)often implicated as a cause of chronic abdominal or pelvic pain; this is a "diagnosis of exclusion"-search for other causes. ...Read more
I am experiencing a condition known as Costochondritis. What can I do to relieve the pain (at least temporarily)?
Tylenol: This is a type of inflammatory arthritis. Taking Tylenol 500 mg tablets 1-2 tablets up to 4 times a day will improve your symptoms. This dose is okay as long as your liver is functioning normally and you do not take with alcohol. DO NOT EXCEED MORE THAN 4000 mg PER DAY! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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